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The Usefulness of Database Features

SQL Server is constantly growing and changing, as are most database platforms. There are lots of platform changes, among them enhancements to the T-SQL language. Microsoft has added window functions, in-memory structures, the ability to execute code in other languages, … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #146–Changing Preconceptions

It’s the start of a new year, and the first T-SQL Tuesday is from Andy Yun. I’ve known Andy a long time and this is his third time hosting with a creative prompt for us all to consider. I really … Continue reading

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SQL Server vNext

We now know when the next version of SQL Server is coming. At Ignite last week, Microsoft announced SQL Server 2022, which comes nearly 3 years after the last version, SQL Server 2019. Apparently, the pandemic’s effects include delays in … Continue reading

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The Last SQL Server Service Pack

I wrote The Last Service Pack a few years ago, thinking that SQL Server 2016 SP2 might end all large updates. At the time, Microsoft was moving to a Cumulative Update process, with the aim of releasing small patches for … Continue reading

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